Windies Women beat India to reach T20 semi-finals

Not even the support of a festive home crowd and conditions they thrive could inspire India Women as they slumped to a three-run loss to West Indies Women in Mohali. The defeat brought the curtains down on India’s disappointing World Twenty20 campaign.

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West Indies Women celebrate.

Jhulan Goswami, who bowled all of two overs on a slow surface, kept India alive with a few lusty blows that brought the equation down to 20 off the last two overs. Tension engulfed the PCA Stadium, but a crowd that was on tenterhooks roared in delight as the third ball of the penultimate over sailed over long-on to bring it down to 12 off nine balls.

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Player of the Match Deandra Dottin.

But her run-out off the next delivery, once again, meant the pendulum swung West Indies’ way. Deandra Dottin, who ensured West Indies were in with a chance by making 45 off 40 balls in the team’s total of 114 for 8, then showed immaculate death-bowling skills to leave India short-changed. Shikha Pandey, who carved a boundary over point to bring it down to five off three balls was run-out off the next delivery to effectively dash India’s hopes.

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Captain Stafanie Taylor made 47 off 45 balls.

India landed the early punches and weakened West Indies to 26 for 3 as the contest was reduced to a battle of spin attacks. The hosts then switched off for a bit, only to see Stafanie Taylor and Dottin regain lost ground, and then lift West Indies with a fourth-wicket partnership of 77. The stand helped West Indies post a total of 114 for 8, challenging, but by no means impossible.

 

Source: ESPN Cricinfo

6 Responses to Windies Women beat India to reach T20 semi-finals

  1. lswiltshire March 27, 2016 at 10:57 am

    GREAT JOB GIRLS!

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  2. Margaret Bascombe
    Margaret Bascombe March 27, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Well done

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  3. Ras Unjay
    Ras Unjay March 27, 2016 at 11:40 am

    love it,

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  4. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce March 27, 2016 at 11:40 am
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  5. Alex Alleyne March 27, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    On a roll.

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  6. Dorrel Haynes
    Dorrel Haynes March 27, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Go girls! !

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